Parliament Watch Sri Lanka – 2011 Overview

TOWARDS AN ACCOUNTABLE PARLIAMENT

“Parliament Watch” is a program jointly implemented by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) and South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) to collectively advocate for a transparent, accountable and rights-focused Parliament and for the promotion of parliamentary best practices.

Implemented by four other South Asian countries in addition to Sri Lanka, (India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh), the objectives of the Parliament Watch program are; a) to examine the human rights implications of parliamentary action, b) promote transparency and accountability in Parliament, c) record and analyze the proactive introduction of enabling legislation to give effect to relevant international conventions, and d) promote public access to Parliament and generate an interest among the citizenry.

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